I was born in southern Idaho but moved around frequently throughout my life. From each place I lived or visited, I would take in the rich beauty and diversity around me and try to create what I saw.
I studied Fine Art and Illustration at Utah State University before moving to Phoenix, Arizona where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Phoenix.
For as long as I can remember I always had a pad of paper and pencil with me, drawing everything I could. Color always fascinated me, the way artists could use color to create moods and life. I discovered that everything had an energy and flow, whether it was a human form or an inanimate object. I try to capture the flow of movement when I paint.